Congratulations to AdvOL student member <b>Feng Xie</b> who has received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.

Our congratulations to Eissa Nematollahi who was one of the three finalist at the Young Researcher Competition organized as part of the ICCOPT/MOPTA 2007 conference at McMaster University, August 13-16, 2007. (See the announcements at McMaster Daily News and at the conference website)

From left to right: Kees Roos (T.U. Delft) prize committee chair, Alexandre Belloni (first prize, Duke University, PhD from MIT), Eissa Nematollahi (finalist, McMaster), Mung Chiang (finaliast, Princeton University, PhD from Stanford) and Tam�s Terlaky (McMaster) conference chair.

Oleksandr Romanko won 1st prize in the poster competition at the 2007 CMS/MITACS conference in Winnipeg. Our most sincere congratulations to Sasha for his third award this year!

Our team of Kimia Ghobadi, Olesya Peshko, Imre Pólik and Oleksandr Romanko won first prize at the 1st CORS/VISUAL8 Student Simulation Competition. The event was sponsored by the Visual8 Corporation as part of the 2007 Canadian Operational Research Society conference held in London (ON), May 13-16, 2007.

Our team of Kimia Ghobadi, Olesya Peshko and Oleksandr Romanko won the first prize at the 1st International Operations Research Case Competition (IORCC 2007), held at Simon Fraser University, January 21-23, 2007 as part of the 2nd International Conference on Algorithmic Operations Research (AlgOR 2007). We congratulate the winners.